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dwjs1974
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:00 pm    Post subject: Wiki Help Reply with quote

Hi as with anything that I have never used before I like to know what I need to do...

I have gone into the wiki to add a page regarding DELL laptops

I edited the page and added my content but its not showing on the main page it shows on the discussion...

How do i add my content to the DELL page so it creates a new listing or whatever the term is...

This is the page I have added

http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/wiki/index.php/Talk:Dell

Please forgive me i have never used a wiki before forums are fine... maybe i should stick with them :S

Thanks

Dave
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:08 pm    Post subject: RE: Wiki Help Reply with quote

Hi,

You've edited the Talk page rather than the actual article. Each article has a separate Talk page where people can discuss their changes -- eg suggest major overhauls before adding them to the page proper.

You want to go here:

http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/wiki/index.php/Dell

Click the Edit tab at the top, and then add your text. Good luck!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:38 pm    Post subject: RE: Wiki Help Reply with quote

Thanks Mike,

Sorry never used a wiki before sorted....

Cheers again

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:22 am    Post subject: RE: Wiki Help Reply with quote

Dave,

Unfortunately I had to roll back the wiki database due to major bot flooding. Could you please re-sign-up and add your paragraph again? Sorry for the hassle -- I've added some extra bot protection now.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:31 pm    Post subject: RE: Wiki Help Reply with quote

Hi,
Long time no see, all. I just came to sign on the wiki, but one problem and a question:

Despite signing-up/logging on, I can't figure how to create a page: on most wikis I search for the page and if it's not there I get a create this page option. No sign of that here. And the Help page is quite blank.

In a more general vein, the wiki looks a bit quiet. Is that due to bot wars or everybody going away for the Summer or what?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:55 pm    Post subject: RE: Wiki Help Reply with quote

The only way I have found that looks like it ought to work is to put in your address field something like:

http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/wiki/index.php/Testing_new_page

only using whatever title you actually want, this gives you a blank page with an Edit field, which I assume is usable, but I don't want to clutter up the Wiki with stuff for testing how it works.
I assume that creating a new link in an existing page will also work.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:42 pm    Post subject: RE: Wiki Help Reply with quote

Yup both work a treat. Thanks.

H'mm. Maybe the wiki's quiet because hardly anybody can figure how to add pages :-/
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:11 pm    Post subject: RE: Wiki Help Reply with quote

Meanwhile, someone has begun filling random Talk pages with naughty web links. I just rolled back two instances, each done under a different user name. Sigh.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:32 am    Post subject: RE: Wiki Help Reply with quote

I assume you mean user RlcV6p, perhaps Mike can disable his account.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:14 am    Post subject: RE: Wiki Help Reply with quote

Yes. And user ArqLsp as well.

Looking at the user list, I suspect there are a good few more such accounts in "sleeper" mode. A wiki with 818 registered users nearly all of whom have no user page, and **** all user activity? It doesn't add up.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:33 am    Post subject: RE: Wiki Help Reply with quote

Normally, I'd give Mike a prod, but I'm sure he'll find this thread on Monday and do something about it then.


Edit: While you're at it Mike, you might want to disable user mobileltd on the forums, in case he comes back.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:32 pm    Post subject: RE: Wiki Help Reply with quote

Meanwhile, what version of Wiki software is LXF using? It seems pretty ancient - no <noinclude> or <includeonly> for example.
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